Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)


Educational Leadership

Date of Award

June 1976


Statement of the Problem. It was the problem of this study to determine if educationally-deprived students participating in the TARMAC Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Program would show significant differences in reading abilities compared with educationally-deprived students who were not participants in that program. Limitations of the Study. The following limitations were imposed upon the study: 1. Initial grade levels in reading in control and experimental groups were measured by California Achievement Test scores as criteria for defining educationally deprived. 2. The 1975-76 school year was used as the experimental period. 3. The results were limited to one school and forty student participants. 4. The results of the experiment were measured by Stanford Achievement Test scores and social studies grades as a related course. (Abstract shortened.)

Document Type

Dissertation - unrestricted